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Physically daring contemporary dance show coming to Lancaster

Four thrilling new dance works by international choreographers will be performed in a Lancaster theatre.

The Nuffield Theatre will be showing a dramatic restaging of the Tour De France race. Picture: Julian Hughes.

Follow cyclists up Mont Ventoux in dramatic restaging of Tour de France race

A restaging of the dramatic Tour de France race between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani will be performed at the Nuffield Theatre on Thursday March 2, 8pm.

Timber props used to hold up the mine roof are still in existence today at Littledale coal mine 170 years after they were first put to use. Picture by Archie Meadowcroft.

Final days of mining on the Victorian coal face

Local historian David Kenyon looks at the history of north Lancashire’s last coal mines

Ian Billington (left) and Graham Smith outside Sunderland's Stadium of Light - No 7 on their list of 92 grounds

Charity goal for fans’ pilgrimage

Football fans Ian Billington and Graham Smith have set themselves an ambitious goal of visiting all 92 league grounds in just 92 hours.

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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
L to R: Stewart Henderson (Poet, BBC Radio presenter), Martyn Joseph, Harriet Joseph (Martyn`s daughter, now in her own band Mellow Gang, Willy Porter (USA Singer Songwriter), Nikki and myself.

Fifteen-year musical journey for Lancaster couple

A husband and wife team are bringing a whole host of musical talent to Lancaster this year.

These weighing scales are a great example of kitchenalia

Kitchen items can be antique treasures

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the world of kitchenalia...

Early coal mine, Littledale. The timber props, which were used to hold up the mine roof, are still in existence today, approximately 170 years after they were first put to use. This Littledale mine differs from the coal mines situated in Wrays vicinity in that waste has been removed to make the tunnel higher. In Wrays coal mines only coal was removed. The thickness of the seams could account for this difference; Wrays coal seams were 16 to 19 inches thick, however the coal seams in the Littledale mine were much narrower at approximately nine inches.
Photography by Archie Meadowcroft.

Nostalgic look back at Wray’s coal mines

In the first of a series, local historian David Kenyon looks at the history of Wray’s last coal mine.

The Incredible Moving Picture House is on its way to Lancaster.

Mobile cinema to return to Lancaster

The Incredible Moving Picturehouse returns to Lancaster for one week only in March, courtesy of The Dukes.

TV and Film
Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin star in the new musical performance.

Social class system explored in new musical coming to Lancaster

The relationship between rich and poor is explored in a new musical coming to Lancaster.

Angela Norris.

Looking back on a Lancashire coast

A former Lancaster journalist and health worker has written about her childhood and teenage years growing up in a sleepy seaside town at the dawn of the disco era.

Journalist and author Alan Roby at the grave of Mary Weeton at Thomas the Martyr Church, Upholland, Wigan

Long lost diary of life in Georgian Lancashire

A chance purchase in a second hand shop sent journalist Alan Roby on a decades long odyssey piecing together the fascinating tale of life in Lancashire during the early1800s.

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The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

Eating Out
Aussie trio bring ‘aural treat’ to latest library music session

Aussie trio bring ‘aural treat’ to latest library music session

Australian psychedelic dance trio Jagwar Ma will be getting loud in Lancaster library next month.

Leonard Elschenbroich will be returning to Lancaster.

Award-winning cellist returns to Lancaster for concert

An award-winning cellist is returning to Lancaster to play an intimate concert with one of the city’s orchestras.

The Flying Scotsman at platform one at Carnforth Station, May 1987. Picture by Robert Swain.

Nostalgia: a look back at Carnforth Station

We take a look at Carnforth Station and its famous clock which featured in the film Brief Encounter.

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Ivan Harrison is the promoter of Seaside Specialized at Morecambe Winter Gardens

Morecambe set to boom for charity festival

The town will gain a welcome boost as it hosts a mini festival in aid of a cancer charity.

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Magic Islands of Music is coming to Morecambe.

Music making sessions for youngsters in Morecambe

A series of special early years music making sessions created by a visiting artist and musician will be coming to Morecambe.

Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

Andy Holden. Picture by Gillian Hayes.

New cartoon exhibition opens in Lancaster

A popular artist is questioning whether the world would be best understood as a cartoon in his new exhibition in Lancaster.

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